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Mondial Spring 2021: Prospects for World Federalism

pdf available The following is drawn from remarks by WFM – Canada President Walter Dorn at the organization’s Annual Meeting, November 21, 2020.  We are meeting in November, the month of Remembrance Day, a time to give honour and thank all who sacrificed their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms of today. But not only […]

Mondial Spring 2021: The UNDP Human Development Report: Looking back to look ahead

pdf available by Fergus Watt  Late last year the UN Development Programme released its 30th anniversary Human Development Report. First published in 1990, the annual report sought to enshrine a new way to conceive and measure progress. Instead of using growth in GDP as the primary measure of development, the world’s countries were ranked by […]

Mondial Spring 2021: Sir Brian Urquhart: A most worthwhile life in peace and war

pdf available by Peter Langille  Sir Brian Urquhart who died January 2 2021, just weeks before his 102nd birthday, left much to remember as a thoughtful soldier, an exemplary international civil servant, a brilliant scholar and a champion of peace.  He was internationally recognized as a key advisor to UN Secretary-Generals; a calm arbitrator of […]

Mondial Spring 2021: The Future of the Conference on the Future of Europe

pdf available By Monique Cuillerier  The Conference on the Future of Europe was proposed jointly by the European Commission and the European Parliament in late 2019. The Conference is intended to consider the future of the EU and possible reforms. Citizens, including particular groups such as youth, along with civil society and European institutions, are […]

Mondial Spring 2021: ICC Update

pdf available By Monique Cuillerier  The International Criminal Court is currently engaged in eight preliminary examinations, and has thirteen situations under investigation.  Preliminary examinations are currently being conducted in Bolivia, Colombia, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Ukraine, and two separate examinations into Venezuela.  Afghanistan  In March 2020, the Prosecutor was authorized to begin an […]

Mondial Spring 2021: Broad consultations planned for the S-G’s follow up to UN75 Declaration

pdf available by Fergus Watt  On 21 September 2020, world leaders adopted the UN75 Declaration, which sets out twelve commitments to action across the global agenda, including sustainable development, pandemic response, climate action, prevention of violent conflict in fragile states, protecting biodiversity, upholding arms control, non-proliferation, and disarmament agreements, enhancing democratic governance, addressing digital trust […]

Mondial Spring 2021: Introducing Sandra Coyle, WFM – IGP’s new Executive Director

pdf available On December 17 the international World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (WFM) announced the appointment of Sandra Coyle as the organization’s Consulting Executive Director, working with the organization from January through May 2021 to realign the organization’s strategy, structure and financing.  Ms Coyle’s area of expertise lies in strategic communications and […]

Peace Prospects in the Biden Era: Online discussion featuring Douglas Roche

April 1, 2021 at 6:30 EDT Register here Douglas Roche, former Senator and longtime Canadian peace advocate, launches his new book, Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era, with an online discussion with WFMC Executive Director Fergus Watt. The session also includes Peggy Mason, president of the Rideau Institute and former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament, and Tamara […]

Better Climate Governance Matters!

April 19, 2021 at 9am EDT The conference, Better Climate Governance Matters: Supporting global climate action by improving the effectiveness of UNFCCC meetings, will be held on Zoom. This conference provides a forum for negotiators, non-national actors and the UNFCCC secretariat to develop and exchange ideas about how the UNFCCC meetings can be shaped to […]

Save the date! WFMC World Peace Award

This year’s WFM – Canada World Peace Award presentation will take place April 28 2021, beginning at 6:30 pm EST. This year’s award recipient is Canadian General (Ret.) John de Chastelain. From 1997 to 2011 Gen. de Chastelain led the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning, the organization that led the disarmament and demobilization of parties […]

Mondial coming soon!

The Spring 2021 issue of Mondial is coming soon! The electronic version will be distributed early next week and the print version will be in the mail shortly. Articles include:Introducing Sandra Coyle, WFM – IGP’s new Executive DirectorBroad consultations planned for the S-G’s follow up to UN75 DeclarationWFMC President Walter Dorn appears before Senate Committee […]

Elizabeth May to headline WFMC Toronto event

On May 18, 7:00 pm EDT, Elizabeth May, former leader of the Green Party of Canada will be the guest speaker at an online event hosted by the Toronto Branch of WFM – Canada.She will address the topic, “A Global Climate Accountability Act: What would it look like?”

It is spring and time to renew your membership in WFMC

Supporting WFMC as a member means supporting the development of democratic institutions to assure a peaceful, just and ecologically sustainable world. As a member you: Join a network of like-minded people that are also working towards a more equitable, just and peaceful worldAccess exclusive content including the print version of WFMC’s biannual Mondial publicationHave influence […]

Remembering Ian Waddell

  Long-time World Federalist, and member of the WFMC Board of Directors, Ian Waddell died on March 15th.From 1979 to 1993, Waddell served as an NDP Member of Parliament from British Columbia. He was a BC MLA from 1996 to 2001, spending much of that time as a member of cabinet.Waddell produced the 2015 documentary The […]

TakeAction for March 2021: Building peace & security

Urgent international action needed to end deadly Myanmar coup The situation in Myanmar is growing more violent and polarized. Deadly attacks on peaceful protesters by Myanmar’s security forces continue. More than 60 people have been killed since the 1 February military coup ousted the recently elected civilian-led government. Over 2,000 people have been arrested, charged, or sentenced […]

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